Fox Trial Finder, Web-Based Clinical Trial Matcher to Accelerate Parkinson's Research, Launched by Michael J. Fox FoundationApril 25th, 2012
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) launched Fox Trial Finder (foxtrialfinder.org). This first-of-its-kind online platform anonymously connects volunteers with and without Parkinson's disease to clinical trials in critical need of participants.
- April 25th, 2012Second phase of NIH research grant study on Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW) in MS to begin
The first phase of the NIH study, Movement Ability Changes with Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), provided important results for Multiple Sclerosis patients suffering with balance and walking challenges.
- April 24th, 2012A growing consensus of rice as a healthy food in US diet
Eating white or brown rice helps improve diet and manage weight and other risk factors for disease, according to results from a study presented today at the Experimental Biology 2012 conference, in San Diego, CA.
- April 24th, 2012Fresh from the largest gathering of natural health and organic leaders in Western Canada
Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, in partnership with the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), today released her top five healthy living trends and tips for spring 2012. Her findings are based on observations in her own practice and interviews with natural health and organic leaders at the recen
- April 24th, 2012
A new survey from the American Cancer Society finds women are 10 percent less likely than men to make time for physical activities they enjoy and that 40 percent of women said they would be more physically active in their free time if it felt less like work and more like play.
- April 24th, 2012Tour underscores The Gateway research mission
After she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer when she was three weeks pregnant, Lynette Bisconti, president of The Gateway for Cancer Research demandcurestoday.org, was determined she would beat the deadly disease, partly by eating foods that may fight cancer.
- April 23rd, 2012New Book Points to Food, Farming as Key to Improving Health, Environment, and Equality Worldwide
Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity.
- April 23rd, 2012Judy Baar Topinka's fall prompts orthopaedic surgeons' advisory
Ninety percent of the more than 352,000 hip fractures in the US each year are the result of a fall. Just this week, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka fell as she was getting onto an elevator at a Springfield hotel and fractured her left hip. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) knows that a fall can be both life threatening and debilitating.
- April 23rd, 2012UCB Inc. Launches First of its Kind Reality Video Series and Facebook Page
To help people learn more about the full range of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease, global biopharmaceutical company UCB Inc., is launching a new online community -- Parkinson's More than Motion -- that provides a platform for people living with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers to interact and learn from others with the condition. Part of t
- April 20th, 2012
A major change in broadcast advertising occurred this month 42 years ago—as President Nixon signed a bill into law prohibiting cigarette advertising on the nation's airwaves. The ban went into effect on January 1, 1971 and was the first major step in the ongoing debate over the public health risk of smoking.